GradCat 360 is a comprehensive professional development program for graduate students at Montana State University. It is a series of programs andevents designed by the Graduate School and departments across campus that center around nine focus areas. These areas are tailored to help students cultivate a unified set of skills and knowledge for educational success and professional preparation. 

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Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning


The Center for Faculty Excellence warmly invites graduate students to attend their teaching workshops and seminars.

An Online MOOC scheduled twice a year provides an intro to how students learn and the use of active, inclusive pedagogies.

College Teaching Certificate can be earned at MSU.

Montana Engineering Education Research Center (MEERC) supports research in education at MSU.

Professional organizations by discipline:

Teamwork & Leadership

Leadership & Teamwork

Inner Mountain Leadership Program

The Inner Mountain Leadership Program prepares MSU's graduate students for equitable and inclusive collaborative leadership. This year-long program includes individual workshops, meetings, and collaborations, as well as a $500 scholarship award upon completion. Participants must apply; applications are due June 26, 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Follow the link for more information on the Inner Mountain Leadership Program and how to apply.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

A holistic approach should be taken towards wellbeing.

Professionalism & Ethics

Professionalism & Ethics

Learning about ethics is important in research and scholarship.

Equity

Equity & Inclusion


Creating an equitable and inclusive enviornement benefits all.

Communication

Communication

Strong written and verbal communication is key to success.

Career Development & Exploration

Career Development
& Exploration


Graduate school can help shape your career.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

As a land-grant university, the Graduate School recognizes the importance of community engagement.

Scholarship & Innovation

Scholarship & Innovation

Graduate school is a time for original research, scholarship, and innovation.